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thou·sand

 (thou′zənd)
n.
The cardinal number equal to 10 × 100 or 103.

[Middle English, from Old English thūsend; see teuə- in Indo-European roots.]

thou′sand adj. & pron.

thousand

(ˈθaʊzənd)
n
1. (Mathematics) the cardinal number that is the product of 10 and 100. See also number1
2. (Mathematics) a numeral, 1000, 103, M, etc, representing this number
3. (often plural) a very large but unspecified number, amount, or quantity: they are thousands of miles away.
4. (plural) the numbers 2000–9999: the price of the picture was in the thousands.
5. (Mathematics) the amount or quantity that is one hundred times greater than ten
6. something represented by, representing, or consisting of 1000 units
7. (Mathematics) maths the position containing a digit representing that number followed by three zeros: in 4760, 4 is in the thousand's place.
determiner
8.
a. amounting to a thousand: a thousand ships.
b. (as pronoun): a thousand is hardly enough.
9. amounting to 1000 times a particular scientific unit
[Old English thūsend; related to Old Saxon thūsind, Old High German thūsunt, Old Norse thūsund]

thou•sand

(ˈθaʊ zənd)

n., pl. -sands, (as after a numeral) -sand, n.
1. a cardinal number, 10 times 100.
2. a symbol for this number, as 1000 or M.
3. a set of this many persons or things.
4. thousands,
a. the numbers between 1000 and 999,999, as in referring to money.
b. a great number or amount.
5. Also called thou′sand's place`.
a. (in a mixed number) the position of the fourth digit to the left of the decimal point.
b. (in a whole number) the position of the fourth digit from the right.
adj.
6. amounting to 1000 in number.
[before 900; Middle English; Old English thūsend, c. Old Frisian thūsend, Old High German dūsunt, Old Norse thūsund, Gothic thusundi]

thousand

A thousand or one thousand is the number 1,000.

You can say that there are a thousand things or one thousand things.

We'll give you a thousand dollars for the story.
There was a ship about one thousand yards off shore.

Be Careful!
Don't say that there are 'thousand' things.

Be Careful!
Don't change the word thousand when you put another number in front of it. Don't say, for example, 'five thousands'. Say 'five thousand'.

I'll pay you seven thousand dollars.
We have five thousand acres.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.thousand - the cardinal number that is the product of 10 and 100
large integer - an integer equal to or greater than ten
millenary - a sum or aggregate of one thousand (especially one thousand years)
Adj.1.thousand - denoting a quantity consisting of 1,000 items or unitsthousand - denoting a quantity consisting of 1,000 items or units
cardinal - being or denoting a numerical quantity but not order; "cardinal numbers"

thousand

determiner
Related words
adjective millenary
prefix kilo-
Translations
000000 الرَّقَم1أَلْفألْف
milmilenarmiler
tisíc
tusindtusinde
mil
tuhat
هزار
tuhat
tisuću
ezerezres: az ezres szám
ribu
òúsundþúsund
1000
miliamille
tūkstantistūkstantoji dalistūkstančiaitūkstančiotūkstantasis
tūkstoštūkstotis
mie
tisíc
tisoč
tusen
หนึ่งพัน
binbin dolar
тисяча
nghìn

thousand

[ˈθaʊzənd]
A. ADJmil
B. Nmil m
a thousand; one thousandmil
two/five thousanddos/cinco mil
a thousand and one/twomil uno/dos
I've got a thousand and one things to dotengo la mar de cosas que hacer
they sell them by the thousandlos venden a millares
in their thousandsa millares
thousands ofmiles de ...
I've told you a thousand times or thousands of timeste lo he dicho mil veces

thousand

[ˈθaʊzənd] nummille
one thousand → mille
a thousand → mille
a thousand euros → mille euros
two thousand pounds → deux mille livres
thousands of people → des milliers de personnes
thousands of times → des milliers de fois

thousand

adjtausend; a thousand(ein)tausend; two thousandzweitausend; a thousand timestausendmal; a thousand and one/twotausend(und)eins/-zwei; I died a thousand deaths (inf: = was embarrassed) → ich wäre fast in den Boden versunken; (= was afraid)ich habe tausend Ängste ausgestanden; I have a thousand and one (different) things to do (inf)ich habe tausenderlei or tausend Dinge zu tun; Thousand Island dressingThousand-Islands-Dressing nt
nTausend nt; the thousands (Math) → die Tausender pl; there were thousands of people presentes waren Tausende or tausende (von Menschen) anwesend; the year three thousanddas Jahr dreitausend; people arrived in their thousandsdie Menschen kamen zu tausenden or Tausenden

thousand

[ˈθaʊznd]
1. adjmille
2. nmille m inv
one/two/five thousand → mille/duemila/cinquemila
a thousand and one/two → mille e uno/due
about a thousand → circa un migliaio
in their thousands, by the thousand → a migliaia
thousands of → migliaia fpl di

thousand

(ˈθauzənd) plurals ˈthousand ~ˈthousands noun
1. the number 1,000. one thousand; two thousand; several thousand.
2. the figure 1,000.
3. a thousand pounds or dollars. This cost us several thousand(s).
adjective
1,000 in number. a few thousand people; I have a couple of thousand pounds.
thousand-
having a thousand (of something). a thousand-mile journey.
ˈthousandth noun
1. one of a thousand equal parts.
2. (also adjective) the last of a thousand (people, things etc) or (the person, thing etc) in an equivalent position.
thousands of
1. several thousand. He's got thousands of pounds in the bank.
2. lots of. I've read thousands of books.

thousand

أَلْف tisíc tusind tausend χίλια mil tuhat mille tisuću mille 1000 duizend tusen tysiąc mil тысяча tusen หนึ่งพัน bin nghìn
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Yet there are a thousand ways of helping them, if one only knows how to do it so delicately that it does not offend.
A thousand times she had whispered to her- self of the matter.
This is a town of about three thousand inhabitants, with an excellent harbor and a big pier along which vessels can tie up and discharge their cargoes directly into waiting cars.
He left Bohemia with more than a thousand dollars in savings, after their passage money was paid.
Two of them clung about her white skirts, the third she took from its nurse and with a thousand endearments bore it along in her own fond, encircling arms.
A wide frontier had been laid naked by this unexpected disaster, and more substantial evils were preceded by a thousand fanciful and imaginary dangers.
Says it will run to about five thousand dollars a mile.
A thousand dreadful apprehensions presented themselves to my view, and had undoubtedly disposed me to melancholy, if further indulged.
After some further discussion, it was gravely settled that Kearney should furnish water brought from the Union Ditch, twenty miles away, at a cost of two hundred thousand dollars, to feed a memorial fountain erected by Mattingly, worth a hundred thousand dollars, as a crowning finish to public buildings contributed by Maryland Joe, to the extent of half a million more.
It was more probable, therefore, that the descendants of a Pyncheon who had emigrated to Virginia, in some past generation, and became a great planter there,--hearing of Hepzibah's destitution, and impelled by the splendid generosity of character with which their Virginian mixture must have enriched the New England blood,--would send her a remittance of a thousand dollars, with a hint of repeating the favor annually.
The unhappy culprit sustained herself as best a woman might, under the heavy weight of a thousand unrelenting eyes, all fastened upon her, and concentrated at her bosom.
The rest was that one night he found himself in debt to the sharper eight thousand pieces of gold